Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 26 October 1991 at 02:27 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 26 October 1991 at 02:27 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 192 km depth

Date & time: 26 Oct 1991 02:27:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 192.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.506°N / 145.668°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) NNW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
366 km (228 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
394 km (245 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
562 km (349 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
571 km (355 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
579 km (360 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
590 km (367 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.0192 kmPagan region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, 26 October 02:27 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 22 Apr 1992 17:06 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    174.8 km (108.6 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1992 12:16 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    206.8 km (128.5 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 26 October 1991 at 02:27 (GMT)
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